I went to a little boutique across from my coffee shop today, and the owner was on vacation but her parents were minding the store in her absence. I was their first customer and they had a bit of trouble with the iPad point of sale. I was probably there for like 20 minutes extra helping them navigate the sales screens and come up with scenarios where they might have to find a certain feature.
Anyway I had a really nice morning and now Martha and Bob know how to use the iPad so I can sleep soundly tonight
best friends sibling au (this has been sitting in my inbox for a bit but i figured your birthday would be the perfect day to post it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVELY)
Clary was never the type of person to have a huge group of friends, she was always perfectly happy with the handful of people close to her and during her freshman year of college, Alec had become one of those people.
They’d met when he and Magnus started dating and Clary knew she would like him, if for no other reason than the smile on Magnus’ face whenever Alec’s name came up. But, as time went on, she and Alec started talking and hanging out more, finding a common interest in reading and art (although Alec can’t draw to save his life), even bonding over coming out, an experience that had been very different for each of them.
They even developed a routine of going to get coffee on Saturday afternoons, either just to catch up or do homework, sometimes inviting Simon and Magnus to join them, but that was about the only thing that ever changed about their little routine. So when Clary came in to the coffee shop one Saturday and saw Alec sitting with a beautiful girl, she was a bit caught off guard.
“Hi,” Clary said as she approached the table, causing both the girl and Alec to look up at her. Shit, she was even prettier up close, with her shining eyes, red lipstick standing out against her skin and her hair looking so soft Clary couldn’t help but imagine how wonderful it would feel between her fingers.
“Clary, hi,” Alec said, breaking Clary out of her trance a bit. “This is my sister, Isabelle, she’s visiting for the weekend. Izzy, this is Clary.”
Part 2 of “You broke me” - Part 1 here Warnings: None Words: 1300+
“Bub?” I closed my eyes as Karl showed up “Everything okay Heard you yelling” I had to walk away. I couldn’t deal with the fact that she was his.
“Yeah everything is just fine” I heard y/n say. I walked into the locker room that was just mine and Matt’s. They’d given it to us to hide us away from everyone. I threw my championship down on my bag and flopped onto the couch.
“I take it seeing y/n didn’t go too well?” Matt asked coming out of the bathroom. I sat up quickly to look at him.
“Did you know she was dating Anderson?” I asked
“Yeah? Didn’t you? They’ve been dating for ages haven’t they?” Matt questioned
“Almost a year” I said “Why didn’t you tell me?”
“Oh really? That’s all? I thought they got together in Japan” Matt shurgged
“How do you know all this and I don’t?!” I exclaimed. Out of the two of us I was always the social one, the one that kept up with all the rumours and going ons in the wreslting world.
“You’d be surpised what I have known over the years”
“…I really screwed her up didn’t I?” I sighed rubbing my face.
“Nooooo…well I mean yeah you did. Your boyfriend just leaving out of no where and not replying to any calls or texts and leaving you to go into a downwards spirl causing you to loose your job only to find out he’s been in another wreslting promotion for a year and is doing really well…that would screw anyone up” Matt said
“Gee thanks, making me feel really good about myself brother” I rolled my eyes and laid back down.
“I’m not here to make you feel good about yourself. Just please don’t screw this up for us. We could have a really good run in the wwe again” Matt said moving my legs.
That night I laid in bed at the hotel staring at the ceiling, think of y/n and all the crap I put her through.
“Hey babe, just wondering where you are…it’s been 2 days and I still havent heard from you” “Jeff are you okay? Please call me” “Jeff I’m really worried now, please just let me know your okay”
That was just some of the messages she left me in the first week. I don’t know why I didn’t reply, there was also a hell of a lot of texts that went along with the calls.
“Jeff, what did I do? Matt won’t tell me where you are. Just tell me what I did” “There’s another girl isn’t there? Just tell me…I won’t be mad” “Matt said you were okay…I just need to hear it from you”
I had to block her number after a couple of months. I couldn’t handle seeing her messages. Now that I think about it I should have called her, texted her even, explained what had happened but I just couldn’t. If I did maybe things would have been different. Maybe we would still be together, or I would at least have a chance in getting back together. Maybe we would be married by now with a couple of kids. We’d talked about kids. She wanted a big family, I only wanted one so we said we would compramise and have a big family.
But instead of talking to her, I ignored her, leaving her to ruin her life. I ruined mine to but it was my life to ruin. Drugs and alcohol ruined mine, there was a cultprit, a substance. For her it was me but there wasn’t a true reason.
I can only imagine what she is doing right now, sleeping soundly in her hotel room next to Anderson. His arms around her, his arm going numb from her lying on it. She would be stealing the blanket or if she had woken up in the middle night and he was asleep, she’d put her cold feet on his back to wake him up. That was her favourite thing to do to me…
I walked around backstage and smiled to myself, it hadn’t really changed. Well it actually had a lot. The regular crew had changed and obviously superstars had come and gone but the atmosphere was the same.
“Get ready” Matt said slapping my head as he walked past
“For what?” I asked
“We’ve got a match, Gallows and Anderson what their re match” Matt said “We’re winning but let’s have a good match”
We walked past catering to get to the locker rooms. I stopped when I heard that familiar laugh. Y/n. She was sitting on Anderson’s lap at a table with Gallows, AJ and a number of other smackdown superstars. I hated that she was sitting on his lap, laughing at his jokes, being in his arms. I felt my blood boil. Matt grabbed my arm and pulled me along with him.
Matt was right and we did keep our titles. The crowd was behind us, still on the high of last night. The monday after wrestlemania was always my favourite. I also got some pretty hard hits in on Anderson, harder then normal which felt great. I went back into the locker room to watch the rest of the show. I wasn’t really paying attention until the show until the womens match. It was y/n’s return tonight and she got an amazing reaction. I hadn’t seen her wrestle since 2009. And she had changed heaps. She was great back then but she was even better now. She now got the time she deserved and could really show off her moves. I smiled when she used a couples of moves I had taught her but most of her moves changed.
“She’s killing it” Matt said looking over my shoulder
“She always did” the bell rang and y/n’s team won “I’ll be back”
“Jeff” he warned
“Don’t worry. I won’t do anything stupid” I called
“Famous last words” Matt mumbled. I quickly made my way to gorilla, hoping to beat not only Karl there but y/n. That way she wouldn’t be able to run away. It took a few minuets, she was engaging with the fans but finally she came back through.
“Don’t Jeff” she pointed at me “I’ve had a good night and I don’t want it ruined”
“Just hear me out, please” I pleaded
“You have 2 minuets before Karl comes, wondering where I am” she rolled her eyes
“Over bearing boyfriend?” I raised my eyebrows at her
“Protective” she shurgged
“You never did like protective guys” I pointed out
“You’re right I didn’t.. but then I had a boyfriend who deserted me and left me cold hearted. Karl being protective is how he shows he loves me, you know as well as telling me everyday, replying to my calls and texts. Spending all his free time with me”
“Okay” I nodded “I desereved that”
“Are you happy?” I asked her
“Yes Jeff, I told you this yesterday” she sighed
“100%? You are 100% happy? Because your happiness matters. If he makes you happy, then so be it. It’ll hurt like hell, but if you’re happy, I’m happy” I said. Her face chanaged. Before she was hard, like she had a wall up to me. But it changed. Her face softend and her stance changed.
“Bub” I closed my eyes and looked to the roof, he had to show up. I opened my eyes and looked at him. Karl. The man that had the woman I love. AJ and Luke stood not to far away. “Is he a problem?” y/n smiled and walked over to him taking his hand. He took his eyes of me and looked at her. The way he looked at her was the way I looked at her, with awe, admiration and love. Only he got the same look back, I didn’t.
“Everything is okay” she whispered to him, rubbing her thumb on the back of his hand. She turned and looked at me. “I am Jeff, 100%”
“Okay then” I nodded “Gentleman” I nodded at the boys and headed off to find Matt.